Here We Began

Here We Began (HM24VG)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1M3 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.964', W 63° 34.295'

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A Marker of Distinction

Just inland from this place, Chebucto Landing, 2,576 first permanent settlers of Halifax came ashore from thirteen small ships in June 1749. Here, you are at the shore of one of the great natural harbours of the world, the focus of Halifax's existence.
Look to port (left), to container piers; the Canadian Immigration Heritage Centre at Pier 21, where close to a million immigrants, refugees, war brides and children began their lives in Canada, and almost half-a-million Canadian troops departed for World War II and, when spared, returned; the cruise ship pavilion, Tall Ships quay, and waterfront boardwalk; the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic; historic George's Island fortifications, and dynamic Dartmouth across the harbour.
Look to starboard (right), to the Law Courts; Canada's East Coast Navy ships and headquarters; Halifax Shipyards; the location, between the two bridges, of the devastating harbour Explosion of December 6, 1917, the most violent man-made explosion before the atomic bomb; more container piers, and Bedford Basin, where convoys assembled in two world wars to carry personnel and material from the New World to redress the imbalances of the Old.
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HM NumberHM24VG
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Placed ByThe Halifax Foundation and Halifax Regional Municipality
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454676 N 4944163
Decimal Degrees44.64940000, -63.57158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.964', W 63° 34.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 57.84" N, 63° 34' 17.7" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Woodside Ferry, Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 1M3, CA
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